The OER Starter Kit for Program Managers was created to bring attention to the work that is involved in building and managing an OER program, from learning about open educational practices and soliciting team members to collecting and reporting data on your program’s outcomes. Regardless of your program’s scope and your own experience with OER, we hope that the Starter Kit for Program Managers will have some tips to help you along your way.

Multiple authors and editors contributed to this text’s 22 chapters, as well as case study contributors who shared their personal experiences supporting OER programs in their local contexts. Since our team includes contributors from both the United States and Canada, you may see some spelling diversity across the text’s chapters. That’s okay! This book is not intended for a U.S. audience alone, or even for a North American audience. Although our examples may be rooted in that context, we hope that the experiences of our authors will prove useful for anyone working in the open education sphere.

The OER Starter Kit for Program Managers contains seven parts:

  1. A Quick Guide to Open Education
  2. Building an OER Program
  3. Program Management
  4. Training and Professional Development
  5. Supporting OER Adoption
  6. Supporting Open Textbook Creation
  7. Collecting and Reporting Data

If you find any mistakes, issues, or areas for improvement within this text, please fill out our Comments and Recommendations Form to let our team know so we can improve this book in the future, and thank you for reading our book!


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